GOP lieutenant governor candidates to debate on statewide TV

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The running mates for Kentucky’s four Republican hopefuls for governor will emerge from their candidate’s shadows Monday night in a debate on statewide TV two weeks before the primary election.

All four candidates have political experience, to varying degrees. James Comer’s running mate, Chris McDaniel, is a Kentucky state senator and chairman of the Senate budget committee. Will T. Scott’s running mate, Rodney Coffey, is the elected sheriff of Menifee County and past president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association.

Matt Bevin’s running mate, Jenean Hampton, and Hal Heiner’s running mate, KC Crosbie, have never held public office. But Hampton, an Air Force veteran, ran unsuccessfully for state representative in 2014. And Crosbie ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer in 2011 before being elected as the Republican national committeewoman for Kentucky.


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